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Netflix flicks the 'On' Switch for Firefox on Linux

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In news sure to please all Firefox users who also use the Netflix streaming service, it's now possible to do so without any user-agent tweaks or hacks. It now works out of the box, as Netflix themselves have finally done the necessary changes in the background to make Firefox recognised as a valid…

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GNOME 3.24 'Portland' Released

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A bit over a month following the beta release of GNOME 3.23.91, the GNOME project has now released the latest version of the GNOME desktop, now at version 3.24, codenamed Portland. Some of the new features and fixes include: Calendar: A new week view, plus allowing Drag & Drop events to…

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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Why and how to handle exceptions in Python Flask

Learn more in this lesson in Python exception handling and how to do it in a secure manner.

Linux Kernel 4.10.7 Released with AMDGPU and Networking Improvements, Bug Fixes

Surprisingly, Linux kernel 4.10.7 comes only three days after the Linux 4.10.6 kernel release

The 6 Best Free Dropbox Alternatives for Linux

Dropbox is arguably the most popular cloud storage service

Google Opens Up on Open Source

Google's new website might well become "Open Source 101" for DevOps considering moving into open source.

Superb Ways To download rpm package Without installing

Quick way to download rpm package.

MAME 0.184 Improves Agat-7 Apple II Clone Emulation, Supports New Arcade Games

Among the improvements implemented in the MAME 0.184 release, we can mention emulation improvements

GNOME 3.26 "Manchester" Desktop Environment Slated for Release on September 13

Softpedia: It looks like the GNOME development team has no time to waste as they put together the roadmap for the next series, which will be developed during the next six months under the GNOME 3.25.x umbrella.

How to Install, Configure and Use Redis on Ubuntu 16.04

Redis is an in-memory data structure store primarily used as a database and cache.

Android: Enabling mainline graphics

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X-Plane 11 is now officially available with day-1 Linux support

Tags: SimulationThe advanced flight simulator X-Plane 11 [Steam, Official Site] is now available and the developers put out day-1 Linux support. It…

Glittermitten Grove is now available on Linux, go collect some berries and something about frogs and fractions

Tags: SteamGlittermitten Grove [Steam], a game I had never heard of until today has launched on Linux. Oh, it also apparently contains Frog Fractions…

Adventure game 'Thimbleweed Park' has officially released with day-1 Linux support

Tags: Adventure, GOG, Point & Click, SteamThimbleweed Park [Steam, GOG, Official Site], from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick has officially released…

Mad Max meets Vulkan in a new fully public beta for Linux, benchmarks and OpenGL vs Vulkan comparisons

Tags: Steam, Feral Interactive, VulkanMad Max [Feral Store, Steam] from Feral Interactive has been updated with a public beta as the Linux version is…

Rise to Ruins (formerly Retro-Pixel Castles) has another massive content update

Tags: Early Access, Indie Game, Simulation, Steam, Strategy Rise to Ruins [Steam, Official Site] update 'InDev 25' will see your villagers get a bit…

Nongünz, an action platformer with a clever visual style will come to Linux

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, PlatformerWe certainly aren't short on action platformers, but Nongünz [Official Site] looks like it could easily…

Lil Tanks, an action-packed side-scroller will release for Linux next week

Tags: Arcade, Coming Soon, Early Access, SteamI've been sent in details about 'Lil Tanks' [Steam, Official Site], which is an action-packed…

Mantis Burn Racing, an awesome looking top-down racer could come to Linux with enough support

Tags: Indie Game, Racing, SteamI was pointed towards Mantis Burn Racing [Steam, Official Site] as the developers are considering a Linux port of…

Strategy game 'Cossacks 3' will have a Linux beta on Friday and I have a key for one lucky person

Tags: Steam, Strategy Even though it was supposed to be delayed until April, GSC Game World have announced that there will be a public beta of the…

HEVN, a first-person sci-fi adventure game should have Linux support

Tags: Indie Game, Unity3D, AdventureHEVN [Official Site] was pointed out by GOL follower micha and after taking a look I was impressed, so I spoke to…

Game engine 'Construct 3' is now in open beta, check out my example game

Tags: Toolkit, BetaConstruct 3 [Official Site] is a game engine that requires little to no programming knowledge as it relies on stringing events…

Oxenfree is a clever, narrative driven supernatural thriller you should check out, my review

Tags: Adventure, Steam, Indie Game, GOG, ReviewI finally set aside some time to play the supernatural thriller Oxenfree [Steam, GOG,Official Site]…

Meganoid, a challenging platformer with roguelike elements releases soon with Linux support

Tags: Action, Coming Soon, Indie Game, Itch.io, Platformer, Roguelike, SteamThe latest game from Orangepixel, Meganoid [Official Site, itch.io,…

RUNNING WITH RIFLES has a major update and a DLC announcement

Tags: RUNNING WITH RIFLES [Steam, Official Site] is the rather excellent top-down shooter with RPG elements that has Linux support. A major patch was…

Blazing Chrome, a classic co-op run ‘n gun plans Linux support

Tags: Action, Coming SoonBlazing Chrome is a new co-op run ‘n gun being developed by JoySmasher [Official Site] and they are planning a Linux…